World Cup fever is here. Today, all eyes are on the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the finale of the football (that’s soccer for the Americans) World Championship between Germany and Argentina. The location might ring a bell for Tina fans. It was at this very venue that Tina Turner performed a sold-out concert 26 years ago as part of her Break Every Rule tour. She performed in front of an audience over 180,000+ fans, at that time making it the largest crowd ever gathered for a rock concert by a single performer. It was also during her Break Every Rule tour that Tina made the transition from sports arenas and auditoriums to the world biggest stadiums and outdoor locations. And it was in 1989 that Tina recorded her own stadium anthem: ‘The Best’.
Zurich’s Bulgari shop welcomed Tina Turner and her husband Erwin Bach last week. The singer close to the brand felt in love with a Bvlgari-Bvlgari Chrono watch in pink version with black aligator bracelet and a pair of earrings. Tina chooses the new model Intarsio in gold pink, nacre & diamonds.
The 1980s saw the rise of the music video clip – and Tina Turner followed the rule: every single release needed a video. So, no wonder that we can enjoy “three plus one and another one” video clips from the “Private Dancer” album. So, five clips in total but why the strange bookkeeping? Follow us back to 1984 and throw in either a video cassette or a Laser Disc.
Jamie had the chance to interview Valentina Sguera for the Tina Turner Blog. Valentina is a free lance make up artist who had the chance to work with Tina for a Armani event! Read the interview below!
During the past week, you had the chance to win a copy of the new spiritual album Beyond Love Within, featuring Tina Turner and signed by artists Regula Curti, Dechen Shak-Dagsay and Sawani Shende. All you had to do was to answer the question: how did Tina help and inspire you on your life journey? We were overwhelmed by the many entries and all the personal stories you shared with us. Continue reading to find out who won.
We just hit the three million page views on The Tina Turner Blog! Thank you for all your support. The next milestone will be 100,000 Facebook followers. Don’t forget to also subscribe to our Youtube and Twitter channels!
To celebrate this milestone, we’ve uploaded the official music videos for When The Heartache Is Over and Whatever You Need, for the first time in HD1080p. Enjoy and keep on visiting, liking, sharing and commenting!
In 1986, Tina Turner in collaboration with Kurt Loder published the interview-style top selling biography, ‘I, Tina’. Back then, the world discovered the multiple struggles that young Anna Mae faced during her early life as well as during her turbulent relationship with cocaine-addicted guitar-genius Ike Turner (1931-2007).
While the journalists and the general audience were amazed by the resilience and strength of the forty-seven-year-old singer, few understood that behind Tina’s success, there was a very disciplined mental training. Tina was introduced to a new way of thinking according to the rules of the Lotus Sutra: one of several forms of Buddhist-practice inspired by the life of monk Nichiren (13th century A.D.) This is the path that born Baptist Tina Turner followed since the mid-seventies, faithfully mixing it with the Lord prayers. While promoting her biography and years later Disney’s biopicture ‘What’s Love Got To Do With it?’, the question had to be asked: Would Tina be willing to write a book about her journey in Buddhism, would she tell how it could also help us overcome our daily problems and how to get to the point where you feel physically and mentally balanced?
The fans waited patiently but besides a few interviews about her faith, Tina remained silent.
Today, Tina Turner’s new spiritual album produced together with Regula Curti, Dechen Shak-Dagsay and Sawani Shende hits the stores. Over here at The Tina Turner Blog, in collaboration with Universal Music, we are giving away two copies of the album signed by Regula, Dechen and Sawani. Continue reading to learn how to join the competition.
A few days ago, we already posted a long-lost studio version of ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine‘ that was recorded for Tina Turner’s album ‘Twenty Four Seven’. But this was not the only new thing that could be found on a recently discovered test pressing of Tina’s 1999 final studio CD. Hero of the week Christian noticed that two songs that we already know appeared in a slightly different arrangement from the final cuts that you will find on the finished product. Namely, ‘All The Woman’ and ‘Talk To My Heart’ sound, well, unfinished, in a stripped-down arrangement. Tina’s vocal tracks however are the same as you can hear on the album. Sometimes it might so happen that one can prefer the demo version over the final mastered track. So, have a listen and let the music talk to your heart. And thanks again to Christian for sharing this with the Tina Turner fan community.
Talk To My Heart
All The Woman
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In a career of 50+ years you will find many ups and downs and probably more highlights than anywhere else but there still might be the one and only super-nova which outshines everything else. Tina Turner´s “Private Dancer” album is one of these bright spots. Despite all her other successes and her triumphant tours around the globe, this album will always be her finest ever. We dare to ask “Why is that?” Of course, you know that it was successful, incredibly successful to be exact, and maybe you even started your own fan life with that particular album, but still: did it ever occur to you to ask you the “Why is that?”-question? Hopefully, you will find the answers in this article.